Reviewer’s Name: Mamadou Diallo
Title of Piece: The First Day Author’s Name: Edward P. Jones
What about Seaton made the narrator’s mother want her to go there so badly?
I like how even though there is not a lot put into describing each character, we get an idea of each character through their actions.
Point of View
The story is told from the point of view of a child and it is made clear in the story that a child is telling the story from the way she sees the events transpiring.
Why did the author choose to write the story from a first person point of view instead of third person?
Setting & Context
I like the descriptions of the locations that the author uses. The description of Walker-Jones in particular gives me a clear idea of the building and just how busy it is.
Where exactly is the story taking place?
Voice & Style
I liked how the author did not bother to change any of the speech that the people around her used. It gave the characters a very personal feel to them.
Why did the narrator not try and speak with any of the children around her?